Hubpages is one of the most popular and established web2.0 website. Thousands of articles are created everyday and many of them easily get their position on SERP. But if you want to make money with hubpages then you have to think smartly. Just driving traffic is useless if you can convert your visitors in customers or affiliate refers.
In this article I will share my personal tips on how I made more than $24 ( can’t say the exact value ) using hubpages within 1 month.
Before we go into any further details, its necessary that you know certain important things about hubpages. Make sure you also read their guidelines carefully.
- They will help you to make maximum profit.
- Gives you full control on social network, profile page and self branding.
- Really great tracking systems (which gets updated every 10 minutes).
- They also work on votes (thumbs up and down ).
- They give you do follow links (only after you get total 75 out of 100 ).
- Your hubs get featured on front page, every time you publish new (irrespective of points, positions).
You are already warned.
- They hate spam
- They have very tight moderation team.
- You account can get banned easily (Your IP, blogs links, social profile, Adsense account, name, address, phone number ). All of them will get black listed, even your images and videos ( Your profile image also )
How To Make Money With Hubpages : Initial Step
So finally we are back to the topic. If you seriously want to make money with hubpages then you will need quality, informative, creativity and easy to read article. You have to make sure that your readers like and click on any of the like buttons provided below the content area.
Hubpages is a place which allows you to write on what you imagine. It can be just anything. You have just focus on the quality content, and then leave rest to their staff members ( I mean they will handle the huge traffic you are going to receive on your pages ).
Setup Your Account : 1st Step
Choose Proper Username : As you can see above image of new hub account, I have used wordpress111 as my username. Reason is very simple, I wanted to target this account for only wordpress based topics.
Similarly if you are going to use hubpages to promote any particular niche specific product or ” self service “. Then it’s really better to chose your username based on your keyword. This will help you get extra boost in the search results (from search engines). Since your username is going to act like a subdomain (something like: yourusername.hubpages.com ). After registration you will have to complete these three steps :
- Add the avatar
- Your own biography ( also include the domain link with anchor text )
- Start your first hub.
That’s all. Be professional while writing about yourself. And make sure you add your own picture. Now you are ready to explore and promote yourself
- Move to your niche related pages.
- Comment, vote and follow them. Send them message and ask them to do the same ( At-least 5 everyday : Chances to get 3 followers )
- Move to their official forum and lets them know, you are here.. FORUM
Price : $4.59
Additionally it also has lots of links to direct videos and also tell you how to drive traffic to your articles. It also explain how to create professional profile page along with how to integrate Google analytic codes. And many more.
Price : $2.75
Your 2st Step : Be Yourself
Ask yourself, can you make money with hubpages. This was the exact question which I asked to myself when I first started using hubpages. And do you know what I felt, Yes I can. And that’s the reason why I have been able to establish my free passive income source. Here’s my explanation.
Currently I am making $1.5 or less with every hub per month. Today I have more than 3 hubpages account and more than 43 hubs. So totally $64.5 per month. Now as I told, hubs start ranking good on search engines after two to three months. So its obvious that you will see more earning, if your content is of high quality and really informative. And on the other side I will also make few more hubs per month. So simply addition to my total passive income.
And then I started feeling so much excited. I started reading and exploring all different ways which could help me to make money with hubpages and with my hubs. So be confident, be creative and be resource full ( I means have access to keyword research tools, have few guides and your content ideas ).
Making Your Article SEO Friendly : 3rd Step
Before we move any further I will suggest reading few of the important points listed below. They will help you to make your article SEO friendly, user-friendly and attractive. Since it’s really important to drive some organic traffic as you can’t just rely on the visitors from comments and social networks. If you want to make some real income then you really need some targeted traffic.
- It’s really important to perform keyword research.
- Use long tail keywords as you main link structure.
- Use intitle:”keyword”, inurl:”keyword”, “keyword”, to get the real competition overview.
Search Engine Optimization For Hubpages
- Your title should contain your keyword.
- If title already taken, then add few numeric values at last.
- Chose correct category ( Please be specific ).
- Use tags to full potential. Add all kind of related words. ( Help people to find your article ).
- Use your own images ( Use free tools like Picasa or GIMP to modify it ).
- Add alternate text to images.
- Your first and last module’s title should contain your main keywords.
- Create hubs with 600 or more words ( performs well in Bing and Yahoo ).
Create Attractive Articles
- You can use wordpress text editor to add text highlights and different types of text values ( Then copy the HTML source )
- Make sure to keep the sentences short..
- Use bullets and numbering.
Remember that the more creative and detailed you go, the more you get change to make money with hubpages.
Join All Types Of Affiliate Prgrams : 4th Step
It’s really important to have account in Amazon, eBay, clickbank, envato affiliate programs. You must also have Adsense account ( if not you can get it verified with your hubpage )
- After your first module make sure to add Amazon products. Make sure that the referral product is in your concerned topic.
- Connect your Adsense account ( if you don’t have any then, try to keep writing unique hubs for at-least a month or two, and then apply for Adsense )
- Add ebay affiliate products.
- Promote clickbank eBook, service or tool.
You will surely get sales, but the maximum income comes from Google Adsense. Their placement is really good, and they don’t hurt you when you are reading. That’s all. If possible also try to include videos, if you are creating any review or tutorial. Also add the transcript.
Further more you can even promote themes, premium plugins, templates, designs, t-shirts, movie DVDs and other products or services. What you just need is, Idea, Creativity and a perfect review.
Referral Program : If you have signed up for hubpages, then you must have got and referral id. Use it for referring your friends and readers and you will get 10% of the income generated by them ( every time and every year ). Learn how to set up tracker
- Usually when any new user try to register, he gets the link as : http://hubpages.com/user/new/
- You can get your tracker from : https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/trackers
- Now you have to set up the link along with your tracking code and it should look like : http://hubpages.com/_yourcode/user/new/
- Remember that you have to add ” _ “
Suggestion : Remember that you won’t be able to generate any passive income with promoting affiliate programs, but you make it from Adsense program. So it’s really important to make sure that you create contents which fall under their quality guidelines, or you will lose your account.
For Maximum Profit Track Every Thing
Track Your Pageviews : You can even use Google analytic to track everything. Hubpages already provides its integration support. So go ahead and see which hubs perform very well. This will give you brief idea about the topic on which you are able to write well and you are able to rank your articles weel on search engines.
You can also use it to track the outbound links, social shares, referral, direct, organic traffic and the keywords using which visitors reached your hubs.
So overall you can make money with hubpages by promoting;
- Affiliate products. ( Signup with shareasale, clickbank, amazon, ebay and other programs ).
- You can make money using Adsense.
- You can promote your own product, service, tool or book.
- You can easily create email list and can use it for affiliate product promotion.
- You can use hubpages to generate indirect traffic to your pages which will indirectly help you make money.
And there are so many different ways.
So I have tried my level best to offer you with complete guide on how to make money with hubpages. If you feel it was a perfect guide then please leave your suggestions on this topic.